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The dog mayor of San Francisco

On Tuesday (18 November 2014), Frida the Chihuahua was sworn in as Mayor of San Francisco for the day.

Frida, after her swearing in ceremony (photo by NBC News)

Frida, after her swearing in ceremony (photo by NBC News)

Frida earned the honor because her owner had the winning bid of $5,000 at an auction to benefit the Department of Animal Care and Control, which runs the city’s animal shelter.

“We applaud Mayor Frida’s ability to rise above her humble start as a single mom in an animal shelter to Mayor for the Day,” said Miriam Saez, acting director of the Animal Care and Control Department.

Frida

At the end of the day on Tuesday, Frida’s retirement package included a dog bed, toys and a gift basket.

Go Frida!

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Yorkie waits for 2 days for his truck driver owner to return

Truckies from all over the USA routinely travel with a canine sidekick.  In the case of Michael Siau, an Arkansas-based trucker, he almost lost his sidekick, Rambo this week.

A Yorkie, little Rambo decided to get out of the truck in Missouri at a rest stop and Siau didn’t notice until he was hundreds of miles away.

This story ends happily, however, with the two united with the help of a local animal shelter.  Read the entire Associated Press story here.